July 2016

Class Parties 2016

posted 19 Jul 2016, 13:03 by J Croxon

Class parties will be taking place for Reception to Year 5 on Thursday afternoon 21 July from 2.00pm.

Please could you send some party food in with your child, for example:

Crisps Cheese biscuits Fruit Cakes Sweet biscuits Sweets.

All food must be shop bought in packaging and nut free. A drink will be provided for the children.

Children must wear uniform but they will be able to change into party clothes after lunch. Please send party clothes in at the start of the day. Please do not send clothes in during the day as office staff are very busy and cannot take clothes to each class.

Thank you for your continued support.

Pokemon Go - NSPCC Guide for Parents

posted 16 Jul 2016, 07:33 by J Croxon

Pokémon Go is a game where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokémon (Pocket Monsters). It's one of the first popular games to use "augmented reality" - a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokémon appear in real life places by using the GPS and camera on your phone. It's already become popular in Australia and America, and has made it's way into the news across the world. The NSPCC have produced a guide for parents that takes you through what you need to know about the game and how you can help keep children using the app safe.

Pokemon Go - NSPCC Site

A Message from Mrs Thompson

posted 15 Jul 2016, 12:10 by J Croxon

Dear Parents/Carers

As the year comes to an end it is again time for us to say farewell to staff who are moving on to new ventures and to welcome new staff to Lea Forest.

Mrs Townsend will be changing her focus in September to work in teacher recruitment.

Mr Morgan has decided to specialise as a secondary school mathematics teacher.

Mr Smith is also leaving his position of Teaching Assistant in Year 6, taking up a new challenge outside of education.

Miss Walker, School Business Manager is moving to share her finance and HR expertise at a new school.

From Senior Leadership, Mrs Hedley will be moving to a new School Support role with another Academy. Mrs Hedley has worked at Lea Forest for 14 years and has I know, had an impact on so many of your children. She has been a key player in driving Lea Forest forward and we wish her well with her new role and her journey to headship.

I would like to thank all of the staff who are leaving for their dedication and commitment to Lea Forest’s continued drive for improvement and providing the very best for your children. They will all be missed by the pupils and staff at Lea Forest. I am delighted to have been able to appoint the following experienced staff from September: Ms King joins us as an Assistant Head Teacher with a teaching commitment in Year 1. Mr White and Miss Simpson join us as Year 3 class teachers and Miss Jackson as a Year 2 class teacher. I know they will be made to feel very welcome in September.

Mrs Thompson, Head Teacher

The Big Read - Birmingham's Book Bench Trail

posted 4 Jul 2016, 21:01 by J Croxon

Over 170 BookBench sculptures, decorated by young people in the West Midlands as part of The Big Read, a unique arts project to promote literacy development, will be on public display in Birmingham and beyond from 16th July until 13th September this summer.

The free Big Read trail will officially open during CBBC’s jam-packed Awesome Authors weekend at the Library of Birmingham and Centenary Square on Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July. A number of BookBenches will take centre stage in children’s workshops and will be on display at the event, which will also feature some of the UK’s best-loved authors including Dame Jacqueline Wilson, and CBBC’s biggest stars.

For eights weeks over the summer, benches shaped as open books, individually designed by nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and community groups in the region, will be exhibited inside libraries, galleries, museums, cultural venues and book shops. There is also a whole host of literary-themed events and activities taking place around the displays to spark everybody’s interest in reading and writing.

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